Uncommitted Spotlight: SS Adrian Jimenez
August 16, 2023
With the summer coming to a close and we begin to transition to the fall with a brand-new school year, our focus is still on uncommitted prospects in the Classes of 2024 and 2025. As these prospects enter their final two years of high school, there are still many talented upperclassmen still on the market that may have been "overlooked" or are currently "flying under the radar" and looking for a place to play at the next level.
We will begin to take a look and spotlight an uncommitted prospect every other day throughout the week. Be sure to click the Ucommitted Spotlight tab on the menu tab to see previous spotlights as we move throughout the fall.
Uncommitted. 5-foot-10, 175 pounds. One of the better uncommitted players left in the class, Jimenez has done a very good job over the past 6-8 months making himself a more complete baseball player. He’s dead set on being looked at as a SS, and has really improved defensively. That first came with leaning out and working on his agility and speed. His first step is much quicker now and his agility has improved rapidly. He’s reading hops not only well but aggressively, playing low with better balance, and the biggest improvement I’ve seen is in the exchange and internal clock. The exchange is much smoother/faster and his ability to get the ball out quickly and accurately is glaring. Where he used to throw runners out by a step or 2, they’re now out by 5-10 steps. This is a crucial step to handle the position at a D1 level, which is undoubtedly where he’s headed. Leaning out did seem to sap a bit of his power, but he’s done a good job of improving strength since sculpting a leaner frame. Offensively, the biggest advancement in his game has been plate discipline. Where before he was more of a free swinger and a bit over aggressive, he’s now just as happy to take a BB as he is a barrel. Walks equal runs, and Adrian has scored a lot of them this spring. While being the biggest bat in the Longhorns lineup, he’s not getting to hit many FB’s. This is for the best though, as his pitch recognition continues to improve and he’s showing more feel to decelerate on secondary stuff. It should be a loud summer for Jimenez!
5-foot-10 180-pounds. One of the top uncommitted hitters in the state continues to have a great year. Short, stocky powerful frame that is a tough out at the plate, and rarely strikes out. He is a consistent line drive hitter that makes consistent, solid contact. His range at SS is some of the best in the class, and could have him play anywhere in the infield, but is too good of an asset to not have at SS. He will be on the radar this summer for anyone needing a high caliber athlete that will help win ball games.
State Games 2023
- GHSA Playoffs Scout Blog: Round 1 - Apr 27, 2023
- Scout Blog: Lanier vs Gainesville - Mar 24, 2023
- Most Valuable Players : Class 6A (Regions 5-8) - Jan 31, 2023
- LakePoint Open - Top Prospects - Jun 23, 2022
- LakePoint Open - Infield Analysis - Jun 21, 2022
- LakePoint Open - Quick Hits - Jun 3, 2022
- Georgia 2024 Rankings Update - Best of the Rest - May 27, 2022
- GHSA Scout Blog - 4.11 - 4.15.22 - Apr 20, 2022
- Underclass Invitational: Quick Hits - Jan 14, 2021
- Underclass Invitational: Statistical Analysis - Jan 13, 2021
- Georgia 2024 Rankings: Deep Dive - Dec 17, 2020
- Team Elite Scout Day: Statistical Analysis - Aug 6, 2020